JarJackets Silicone Sleeves Insulate & Protect your Mason Jars
Prepping several meals in advance each week puts you on the fast track to a healthy diet, because eating those meals then becomes as easy as a ready meal, quicker than a takeaway, and healthier and cheaper than both. Reusing your mason jars for your daily breakfast and lunch is a great eco-friendly way to get on that healthy track.
Knowing where to start can often be the hardest part, so we compiled some easy ways to get started. You'll find easy recipes, our JarJackets meal prep kit and some key tips for how to prepare your meals to keep them tasting great so you look forward to your meals each week.
On their own, mason jars are a durable, versatile container. Perfect for keeping food fresh and drinks and soups warm or cold. Buy a case at the grocery store and you'll be excited at all the uses you find. If you want to start using mason jars for meal prepping, there are some accessories that you want to consider. JarJackets mason jar silicone sleeves are a perfect way to protect your jars when on-the-go. They fit snuggly on your jar, they are extra grippy for when the glass can be cold and slippery. Glass is a good insulator, but adding the silicone will keep the temperature for what's inside much better. Coffee stays hot, salads stay nice and cool.
Extra Layer of Insulation, Maintains Temperature Longer, both Hot & Cold
FDA Grade Silicone, 100% Nontoxic, BPA/BPS-free and Phthalate-free. Plastic-Free, Waste-Free
Dishwasher, Microwave & Freezer Safe
We recommend using 16oz, 24oz and 32oz jars for most meal prep. So for a limited time, if you buy any 2 multi-packs (4 or 6 packs) of JarJackets silicone sleeves, you'll get 1 free with the code: PREPKIT. Shop these products below or find other sizes here.
"We are an active sports family and eat on the go at the kids games a lot. I love being able to pack salads and snacks in mason jars and these sleeves fit into our routine and lifestyle amazingly. I like the protection they offer and I like that they make it easy for my kids (and me!) to hold on to the jars. I have them in several colors and that comes in handy too- color coded per family member!"
- Amazon Customer, 16oz JarJackets
"Amazing! They fit perfectly on my 24oz wide mouth jars! It’s easiest to put them upside down and slide the jacket onto the jar, then use the palm of your hand to slightly push on the bottom to seal the jacket to the jar (this means no pulling on the design cutouts so you won’t rip them). When removing I found it easiest to do it with the jar upside down and sliding the cover off instead of pulling it off from the bottom. That way you won't rip them. The colors are stunning and I get lots of compliments!"
- Amazon Customer, 24oz JarJackets
"I use my mason jars for everything; smoothies, coffee, leftovers, packed lunches. These jar jackets are good thermal regulators and keep your fingers from getting too hot or cold. They also keep the jars from clanking together in the fridge, freezer, or lunch sack. I leave them on the jars and they go through the dishwasher just fine."
- Amazon Customer, 32oz JarJackets
Thai Farro Crunch Saladis a great make-ahead meal filled with veggies that can really stand up to several days in the fridge. Combine cooked farro with chopped broccoli, carrots, snap peas, bell pepper, green onion, mint, and unsalted peanuts. Toss with a dressing of lime juice, olive oil, peanut butter, agave nectar and salt. Full printable recipe below.
Pesto Bowtie Pasta Salad requires only 2 cups farfalle pasta, 1 cup broccoli florets, ½ a medium bell pepper (julienned) and 1/3 cup pesto. Simply boil the pasta according to directions and, in the last two minutes, add the veggies. Drain, stir in the pesto and separate into Mason jars. Refrigerate until serving.
Layered Pho to Go is a fantastic way to enjoy your favorite Vietnamese classic to warm you up on a cold day. Layer noodles, shrimp, cabbage, carrots, basil, chives and ginger in a 24 oz mason jar (in that order). Store in fridge for up to 1 week. When ready to enjoy, heat approximately 2 cups of vegetable or fish stock and pour over jar.
Lemon Dijon Quinoa Salad is as zingy as it is hearty. Mix together dressing ingredients (juice of 1 small lemon, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, and 1/4 tsp sea salt) and pour in the bottom of a 24oz jar. Layer on top 2 cups cooked quinoa, 1 medium bell pepper - finely chopped, 1/2 cup chopped red onion, and 1 cup greens of choice (pea shoots, arugula, parsley, kale). Store in fridge for up to one week. When ready to serve, shake to combine or dump contents of jar into a large bowl.
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It's always a good idea to start small and build up to the more complex meal prepping ideas. Mason jars are the perfect container for meal prepping smoothies and salads. There are also tons a great breakfast ideas for mason jars. Here are a few great starter guides: